Son shares how he honours his brave father every year on Anzac Day
Ben stumbled upon the story of World War Two veteran Charles Lark a few years ago while housesitting in Phuket, Thailand.
At age 20, Charles spent time as a prisoner of war in the same camp featured in the iconic war film, The Great Escape.
While in Phuket, Ben met Anthony Lark, a resort owner in Phuket.
They got chatting and Anthony told Ben he returns to Australia every year to march on Anzac Day in honour of his father, Charles.
Anthony also shared how one year, the RSL tried to stop him and those he marched with from carrying the banners.
This had Ben shocked, and it wasn’t the ban that surprised him.
Ben had relentlessly campaigned to have the RSL overturn the ban, and succeeded.
Speaking with Ben all these years later, Anthony says it’s an honour to come back to march.
“Like many Australians, we revere and honour the fallen and many of the men who are no longer with us, including my dad.”
“When he passed away, I didn’t make a pact to him, I just decided I wanted to do this.
“My sons now march with me as well, I’m honoured.”
Listen to Anthony share the incredible story of his father Charles below